“At Coral Bay, the Reef Is Only Metres from Shore”

At Coral Bay, the reef is only metres from shore. You can swim out straight from the beach. I decided to go for a bit of a walk one Sunday and escape the crowds. I quickly came across a quiet stretch of sand, threw on my snorkel gear, grabbed my GoPro and set off for a swim.

I noticed a few jellyfish, but didn’t think much of them until I came across a turtle close to the surface feeding on them. I thought for sure the turtle would swim away when he saw me, but he didn’t seem to mind me at all. I swam alongside him for about 15 minutes as he gave me a tour of the beautiful reef. I was so excited when he didn’t swim off.

I had some trouble with my mask leaking water because I was smiling so much. Once back on land I went through the photos and was so happy I was able to capture the experience with this relaxed turtle as he went about his day.

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